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[ fee-ver-ish ]


  1. having fever.
  2. pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever:

    a feverish excitement.

  3. excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.

    Synonyms: worked-up, fervent, impatient, frenzied

  4. having a tendency to produce fever.


/ ˈfiːvərɪʃ /


  1. suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
  2. in a state of restless excitement
  3. of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfeverishly, adverb
  • ˈfeverishness, noun

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Other Words From

  • fe·ver·ish·ly adverb
  • fe·ver·ish·ness noun
  • non·fe·ver·ish adjective
  • non·fe·ver·ish·ness noun
  • pseu·do·fe·ver·ish adjective
  • un·fe·ver·ish adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of feverish1

First recorded in 1350–1400, feverish is from the Middle English word feverisch. See fever, -ish 1

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Example Sentences

Roblox’s 7x valuation multiple signals just how feverish public and private markets are for tech stocks.

When the detainees arrived on June 2, at least two were feverish.

Little wonder, then, that Robinhood has grown so quickly and generated such feverish activity.

From Fortune

The huge leap in the 1980s led to feverish speculation that room-temperature superconductivity might be possible.

If 2020 maintains its feverish IPO pace, it’ll be thanks in large part to expected listings from buzzy tech firms like Palantir, DoorDash, and Airbnb.

From Quartz

The days it takes place are marked on the wall calendar in the kitchen and counted down to with feverish excitement.

Endowing the feverish, PR-patrolled world of presidential politics with thoughtfulness and poise—now that would be radical.

Fifty years ago this week, a divided and feverish Republican Party nominated Barry Goldwater to lead them to victory.

Both became feverish and ill with the infusion, as expected, and both recovered.

Incapable of movement, incapable of speech, I listened to her feverish words in an agony of shame and sorrow.

Bits of paper blew aimlessly about, wafted by a little, feverish breeze, which rose in spasms and died away.

Suddenly the spaniel leapt up with that feverish, spider-like activity of the toy species and began to bark.

New and feverish desires for luxuries replace each older want as satisfied.

Towards morning the pain had lessened, and, as he slept, he seemed much less feverish than they could have ventured to expect.

When Fanny visited his room she found him wide awake, sitting up in bed with bright, feverish eyes, and crying to himself.





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